While eating, she inwardly observed that this meal was a bit easier to eat than the one from last night.
After their meal, Xique cleaned up their dishes. At the same time, Xia Yunting led Nan Yan to the other side of the room to sit down while ordering Fulan to make some tea.
“Speaking of tea, do you remember the one that you made back in the Wu Ying Palace. Its taste was actually delicious.”
Nan Yan was puzzled by this sudden remark.
Xia Yunting laughed.
“How did you brew it? I would like Fulan to make that tea for me to drink again.”
Nan Yan did not know why she was suddenly asked about this kind of thing, but she still immediately responded.
“That is easy. You simply need to have some Lijia tea leaves with a few white chrysanthemums. You mix it with a bit of rock sugar and let it cool down a little before drinking the tea.”
“A few white chrysanthemums and rock sugar…”
Xia Yunting ponders.
NOTE: I really hate this lying sack of bones.
“Nothing more ?”
“Well… In fact, it is not really difficult. When I was still living at home, my grandma lost her appetite when summer was there. Consequently, as she often drink that tea, I learned how to brew it well.”
“Ultimately, it turns out to be only this.”
Just as Fulan returned with the brewed the tea. Xia Yunting bided goodbye to Nan Yan, allowing her to rest.
Nan Yan walked with her to the door and sent her off, then walked back to the room. She glanced at the two cups on the table yet she did not touch the tea. She thought about it for a moment before she walked away.
The night was calm.
However, various shadows could be seen on the Palace’s wall as they were traveling back and forth. Some private news were passing very quickly onto each palace.
Early in the morning, at the Chong Hua Palace, one could hear a cup of hot tea being mercilessly thrown on the ground. The sound of smashed glass clattering was resonating. As for the hot tea, it was splashed on Qiao Yun’s body.
Frightened, she hastily knelt down, pleading. “My Lady.”
Consort Kang Wu Wan’s face was sullen.
“His Highness, for two days in a row, actually went to the Shou An Palace ? That slut, I wonder what kind of obscene method did used !”
At this precise moment, Gao Yu Rong arrived.
As soon as she saw Wu Wan’s attitude, she knew what she was angry about. She rushed in to greet her and immediately after, she exclaimed, “My Lady, this Concubine heard that yesterday evening, that slut was seen walking out from the Imperial Study over there.”
Wu Wan’s long and shapely brows which were previously furrowed, were now completely twisted.
“What was she doing there ?”
“This Concubine heard that His Highness was originally looking at the accounting books and did not allow people to come in to serve him. Apparently, she was granted permission to brew a cup of tea and deliver it to His Highness.”
“A cup of tea ?”
“Exactly. After that, she went back immediately. When His Highness finished checking the accounting books, he strolled for a while and went to the Shou An Palace ”
Wu Wan’s eyes flashed with a chill.
“This slut ! Could it be that she tampered with the tea ?”
Gao Yu Rong drifted her eyes, softly replying, “This concubine thinks that the tea has nothing to do with His Highness’s behavior. That slut is just a Zhaoyi; she would never dare spike His Highness’s tea.”
“Then why did His Highness go visit her two nights in a row ?”
Wu Wan gritted her teeth, especially when recalling her words from yesterday. Zhu Feng’s actions were a slap to her face and she was itching to tear up that slut Xia Yunting.
Gao Yu Rong thought for a moment and observed, “Do you not think it is strange ?”
“What do you mean by strange ?”Wu Wan turned around and looked at her. “Is there something that is strange ?”
“His Highness just recently ascended the throne. Although he conferred ranks to several concubines, the time that he passed in the Harem is really actually small. Moreover, that slut’s value was not much but——”
She lowered her voice and whispered into Wu Wan’s ear, slowly asserting her thoughts, “Since that Female officer Si Nan Yan came to Shou An Palace, His Highness has successively passed the last two nights there.”
“…” Wu Wan’’s eyes brighten up and turned to look at her. “You mean—, that woman called Si Nan Yan is the real problem ?”
Gao Yu Rong spoke calmly, “This concubine is not sure, but has always felt that this matter is odd.”
End of Chapter
Edited by Timber & Michelicious11
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